Lenten Online Study Begins Mar 9
Witness at the Cross by A.J. Levine
Begins Wednesday, Mar 9 at 7 pm
Experience Holy Friday from the perspective of those who watched Jesus die: Mary his mother; the Beloved Disciple from the Gospel of John; Mary Magdalene and the other women from Galilee; the two men, usually identified as thieves, crucified with Jesus; the centurion and the soldiers; Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. Jews and Romans, friends and strangers, the powerful and the powerless, the hopeful and the despairing. The story of Jesus’s death is not something we just read: we think about it, and we experience it; we hear the taunts of the soldiers, the priests, and the passersby even as we hear the famous “seven last words” from the cross.
Place yourself as a witness of the cross and determine what your own testimony will be!
In Witness at the Cross, Amy-Jill Levine shows how the people at the cross each have distinct roles to play. Each Evangelist presents a distinct picture of the death of Jesus. Each portrays different individuals and groups of people at the cross, each offers different images and dialogues, and so from each, we learn how those meanings and messages cross the centuries to any who would come to the cross today. Each Gospel has its own story to tell, all the witnesses have their own memories, and every reader comes away with a new insight. The witnesses at the Crucifixion watch Jesus die, and we watch with them. And we come away transformed. The six-session video series features Dr. Amy-Jill Levine guiding participants through the study. The video sessions are approximately 10-12 minutes in length and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study.
Class and Zoom info!
Classes are on Zoom on Wednesday evenings @ 7 p.m.
Attending is easy! All you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone with video camera capabilities and access to the internet. If you need more information or have never used Zoom before, please contact Gina for assistance.
At (or just before) the start of class, follow this link on your computer:
enter the following meeting ID in your device's Zoom app: 842 4669 8436
It is a live session, so please try to be there on time. Upon joining the meeting, you will be placed in a waiting room for approval.
We look forward to seeing you there!